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this morning. mr. and mrs. obama, their two daughters will spend the l holiday in hawaii. the temperature there this morning, it's pretty nice out there, 72 degrees. we have a lot more still to come on wjz eyewitness news. >>> a massive fire with dozens of injuries, who's still missing and what's blamed for the blaze. >>> first homicide on record if a while, where this crime occurred and how long it's been since the last one. >>> and a daring rescue, why this police officer jumped. check this out, into freezing water. what people are saying about it now. >>> making a list and checking it twice, holiday shopping is hard work but for some kids, it's a little easier when you can shop with a school cop. i'm gigi barnett in glen burnie. >>> i'm bernadette woods as we wrap up this storm, we have a new line later this week. we'll have more later coming up on your forecast when eyewitness news continues. >> complete coverage continues with adam may and meteorologist bernadette woods, and sports with stan
, dc, steve. >>gregg: president obama spending the christmas holiday in hawaii, a somber moment as the president and the first lady attended a memorial service for daniel inouye, the decorated world war ii veteran and long-serving united states senators who passed away on monday. chief white house correspondent ed henry is live in honolulu. ed? >>reporter: the president gave the eulogy on friday in washington, dc, talking about growing up here in hawaii in the early 70's and seeing then young senator inouye lead the watergate hearings and president obama saying that was one of the earliest political inspirations looking up to that decorated world war ii veteran who continued his public service for some 50 years in the united states senate. a short time ago, senate majority leader harry reid was speaking at the national memorial cemetery of the pacific where senator inouye will be laid to rest. he talks about how senator bob dole came to the capitol last week to pay his last respects to inouye. >> he wasn't satisfied just to be there. he wanted up on that platform so he could rea
. president obama and the first lady who were spending the holidays in hawaii attended the service. he died monday. >> there is just nine days until the country reaches that so-called fiscal cliff. tonight, at least one senator says after this week he's not feeling to optimistic. appearing on "the state of the union" joseph lieberman says it will be irresponsible if lawmakers are not able to get a deal done. >> i feel it is more likely that we will go over the cliff than not. if we allow that to happen it will be the most consequential act of congressional irrespent in a long time. >> he also said that he believes lawmakers will be trying to work out deals until the last second. >> two people are in custody after they faked a hostage situation and got into a shootout with police in california. this happened late last night. police tried to pull over a s.u.v. for speeding but the driver kept going. a man and woman ditched their vehicle and ran. swat members initially thought the man was holding the women hostage but it did not turn out that way. >> th
, leigh gl >>> president obama and his family are spending their holiday in hawaii. they arrived this morning. before they left they recorded the holiday address from the white house. the theme, joy to all including the joy of giving and joy of service and joy of homecoming. >> here that is especially true for some of our military families. the war in iraq is over. transition in afghanistan is under way and after a decade of war our heros are coming home. let's say a prayer for all our troops, especially those in afghanistan. >> i believe that we should serve them as well they serve this country. >> in a holiday wish given by john boehner is that both parties can come together and reach a solution to avoid the fiscal cliff, one that protects families and small businesses alike. >> preliminary results tonight show egypt's have received a yes majority of more than 70%. they went to the polls on a draft constitution. two top government officials resigned. proposed constitution would do with away the posts. with his background as a judge, politics doesn't suit him. egypt's central go
started with obama, the out-of-control spending. that was in place with bush. obama inherited it. we have two wars in iraq and afghanistan. a believer that it seems as if we have no choice did let the fiscal cliff happen. there is no way we can get our spending under control. guest: that is a growing sentiment for a ton of folks on capitol hill, especially among conservative republicans. they do not want that fiscal cliff. there are a number that are angry over the cuts that would come from defense. there is growing sentiment among some of them that if you go over the cliff, you look at the first real dollar to dollar ager spending cuts in a generation. some of them are eager about that. not necessarily a public thing, but they are talking amongst themselves. is this the worst thing if we go over it? some are looking at the same situation with tax rate. it is not the worst thing if we can suddenly raise our are sent to joe tax rates -- of tax rates. the center is boehner and obama and the other leadership posts there publicly saying no, no. you cannot go over this. we should stop this. ho
. obama is going to cut spending. if we don't raise taxes, you get your way. >> and i think mayor brown is absolutely right. those are positions that they take relative to their constituents. it's all about getting compromised. it's all about what it is that we can still be able to walk up and say, i've got something for you. >> let me tell you, you can solve the problems they are facing by what we call the trigger. that is that if in the first quarter x number of dollars to come in, cuts go. quickly. however, if x number of dollars to come in, taxes go differently. so you can clearly have trigger devices. >> absolutely. >> it's still a few hours. >> they cannot make everybody were in the meantime. if you are worried about getting around this weekend, you are going to have some issues. >> their drive for the first cap. kind of watching the next few days. we talk about conditions at sfo in a minute. the rain is really coming down. we can see at all lit up with our high-tech doppler tracking the current rain conditions over san francisco. we will zoom on up toward the north bay. that's wh
, the end of the world and it's nonsense. the reality is on the spending side, president obama will keep spending in accordance with what he thinks the deals look like. he has the authority to do that. we won't see any extra taxes deducted from us, the few people that do will get back to the second page. i don't want to trivialize it. in terms of the overall economic impact you won't be able to find it in the data. >> but the imagery is terrible. not only around this country but the world, as to whether we can govern ourselves. we look like a third-world nation. >> because we're acting like one. let me back up, our major problem in this country is the recession, the lack of employment, 25 million people unemployed, underemployed, out of the workforce altogether. the reason we have a deficit and this is easy to show, the reason we have a big deficit is because the economy collapsed. we know that. that's not an arguable point instead, people are running around washington with a trillion-dollar deficit. >> but it's not a deaf -- to say this won't have an economic impact so i take issue with
people. that proposed almost $3 trillion in spending cuts. president obama's last offer, the one that the republicans rejected, was less than $1 trillion in spending cuts. we checked. that would be less than 2% of the $44 trillion the government will spend over the next decade. again, is that the best democrats can do? 2% of all the spending over the next decade? >> you know, this conversation means exactly what is wrong in washington. i mean, just listen to the conversation you just had. it is he said/she said, blame the other guy. and, look, i tried to be constructive here and lay out an actual plan to get us nearly $4 trillion, by taking the offers that are on the table. speaker boe president were so close and then speaker boehner went off on plan b. i never understood why. had no prospect of succeeding. it did not succeed, even in his own caucus. but now -- >> you are not answering my question. >> yes. because i'll tell you, something, because we only have nine days left here. when are we going to get serious about actual solutions? i would welcome john to tell me, he says he
for this christmas show, one of the biggest mountains for president obama in the coming year, mountains to conquer. our 4 choices -- the continuing pressure to cut spending to slow the growth of medicare or medicaid, or dealing with iran and its nuclear program, or forging the ties he'll need for a heavy lift, the big lifts coming up for history. he needs allies. >> i like people around him for the second term. you watch second term presidents, they go downhill because people change. ronald reagan, first term, great people everywhere. then they shuffled the chairs, some people left. second term, it's on the bitberg, selling arms to iran. chris: the second team sometimes is second rate? >> that's correct and if he falls down that same rat hole, he won't do what he wants to. chris: i think sometimes they pick people they're more comfortable with. i think it's time for him to swing for the census, middle east peace, something he hasn't touched in years and how he goes about trying to assemble -- chris: looks like he's getting ready to do that? >> no. >> i wish we could end on a positive note. chris:
in honolulu yesterday. mr. and mrs. obama and their daughters sasha and malia will spend the holiday in the president's home state of hawaii. and just to make you a little enveous, the temperature there this morning -- envious, the temperature there this morning 72 degrees. >> i am a lot envious. >>> it is a holiday tradition for the young and the young at heart. the annual christmas train garden is going on right now in baltimore county. >> wjz's sharon ja bala is there checking out the largest animated train garden in the area. good morning, sharon. >>reporter: good morning, guys. if there was any train garden that you see this year, it should be this one. it is the biggest, most elaborate train garden that i have ever seen. the details are absolutely spectacular, and we have one of the men that is behind it, bob francis, with the weiss avenue volunteer fire department. good morning. >> good morning, sharon. >>reporter: how long does it take to put this into play? >> we start constructing this around the middle of october, but when you talk
. and across-the-board spending cuts in the federal budget. even with congress's adjourned and president obama out of town some lawmakers today talked about a last minute deal. >> my own belief is what we ought to do is take speaker boehner's last offer the president's last offer split the difference. that would be a package of about $2.6 trillion. you couple that with the 1.1 trillion already done. that would be close to the $4 trillion we need to stabilize the debt and begin to bring it down. >> i would vote for revenues including tax rate hikes even though i don't like them, to get a-- to save the country from becoming greece tax rate hikes are part of the solution driven by the president. but he's going to get tax rate hikes. to my republican colleagues, if we can protect 99% of the american public from a tax hike that is not a tax increase in my books. >> jeff: with christmas just two days away last minute gift guire-- buyers are out. today shopper track said saturday was the busest day of the holiday season behind black friday. however a cut in spending forecast from 3.3% of growth this
increases and spending cuts. still, congress has gone home for the holidays. and today, president obama and his family arrived in honolulu, where they'll celebrate christmas. the president says he is ready to return to make a deal. retailers called today "super saturday." it is traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year. businesses are banking on it because so far this season, sales numbers have not been as strong as many had hoped to see. here's michelle miller. >> reporter: kidding around is a specialty toy store in new york city. you won't find any of this stuff at target, wal-mart? >> no. >> reporter: the owner says today is his busiest day of the year. within the last month, what have your sales been? >> they're up from last year about 5.5%, but some of that is the influence of the early hanukkah. >> reporter: he's doing better than most retailers. shoppertrak, which monitors consumer behavior nationwide, predicted holiday sales growth of 3.3%. they just cut it to 2.5%. >> the traffic growth has been solid, but people are still very tight with their purse strings. >
you very much, steve. >>> the first family is spending the holidays as you know in the president's home state of hawaii. but mr. obama is taking time out from his vacation to attend a funeral service for the late senator. ed henry joins us now from hawaii. ed? >> aloha, doug. as you heard steve said the president is taking a little vacation and leaving the fiscal cliff behind, but probably not for long. we expect shortly after the christmas holiday with his family here the president is expected to head back to washington to work with congress to try in the final days. about that. he got in a golf game yesterday to dinner with the first lady. a little downtime. but then as you noted today he will be honoring the long service, the long life of the senator from hawaii. a half century in the senate, but a medal of honor winner on the battlefield in world war ii where he lost an arm. they are going to be at the national memorial cemetery of the pacific at punch bowl where the senator will be laid to rest. the president on friday at the washington national cathedral said he was inspire
is saying president obama is all about raising taxes and not about cutting spending. do you think that is true? do you think the president has brought up troupe spending cuts? >> i think the president has been absolutely willing to compromise. remember how this started. the president came forward and said $250,000 and below we would keep the tax cuts in place. he then compromised and went up to $400,000. he also put something on the table that gave a lot of people angst and that was the change around social security. so i think the president has been more than willing to compromise and you also have to keep in mind that last year wedid over a trillion dollars in cuts. i think where the compromise has to be is that speaker boehner has got to get off the notion that all republicans have to vote the same way. if he was willing to bring forward 40 or 50 members of his caucus and go with the deal pass td out of the seniate believe you could get the majority of democrats to go forward, as well. we really have to end the notion that every republican has to be on the same page. it doesn't
years. he died on monday at the age of 88. >>> president obama will attend a memorial service for the late senator tomorrow. he's in hawaii with the rest of the first family for their annual holiday trip. they arrived early this morning. they're expected to spend christmas on the island. the president kicked off his vacation with a round of golf this afternoon. >>> aides say it will be a short vacation, though, for the president. he's expected to return to washington right after christmas to work on a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. last night the president urged lawmakers to use their time off to think about a solution. he recently called for a smaller deal that would extend unemployment and prevent tax hikes on the middle class. the fiscal cliff deadline is jab 1st. if no deal is reach by then, income taxes will go up for everyone. >>> it appears that former president george h.w. bush may not make it home from the hospital in time for christmas. the statement released tonight says mr. bush had a few low energy days and he'll stay in the hospital a little longer jus
there? >> susan sounds like president obama, who says he was a hopeless optimist. >> i think that was a compliment. >> and that's what susan sounds like, unfortunately, the numbers don't back up what you say. look, most economists think that consumer spending needs to grow 3% year it year in order to stimulate employment. at the end of the third quarter, we're right about 3%. most people, even in the retail industry, think the fourth quarter is going to be lousy. now, maybe we get this mirror ball spree buying that susan things we're going to get, i don't think so. if is less than 3% year to year, which it probably will be. i see a very flat economy, if not, unemployment goes back up. >> brenda: okay. jonas, what's your view on spending and what it means to the economy, if we go over the cliff, taxpayers will have less money in their pockets. >> right, which is why it's strange they're spending less than they're supposed to. and right now, never had it so good in the taxes in effect and-- >> for another week. the. >> the problem they know it's going to get worse. retailer sto
, we will balance the budget. due to the spending, we are way far out of balance. fraud will not do it. that will not be enough. what the underlying bill does to eliminate the defense sequester cuts president obama has called dangerous, it says, the only people who should get food stamps are people who qualify for food stamps. that is right. the underlying bill says the only folks who should get food stamps are those who qualify. it turns out, like every federal program, there is fraud. some folks are receiving taxpayer-sponsored benefits today who have not earned them, who do not find themselves entitled to them by virtue of their circumstances. because this bill aims to eliminate the fraud, folks come to the floor and say, why are republicans throwing hungry people out during christmas. it is outrageous. we cannot have a conversation about serious things in a serious time. the outrageous pointed to last night, what happened last night is exactly what i would hope would happen in a conversation like this. almost to a person, every democratic member in that rules committee said, all we
it to make sure those of us retiring this year work every last day of the term. we're going to spend new year's eve here i believe. >> thanks for the cheery note. thank you. good to see you. president obama is calling on the holiday spirit to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> everybody can cool off. everybody can drink some eggnog, have some christmas cookies, sing some christmas carols. >> but it may take more than divine inspiration. if so, this board gives me rates for . ere companies? yes. but you're progressive, and they're them. yes. but they're here. yes. are you...? there? yes. no. are you them? i'm me. but those rates are for... them. so them are here. yes! you want to run through it again? no, i'm good. you got it? yes. rates for us and them -- now that's progressive. call or click today. we've decided to we're all having such a great year in the gulf, put aside our rivalry. 'cause all our states are great. and now is when the gulf gets even better. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride or just lay in the sun. enjoy the wildlife and natural beauty. and
what we can tell, it looked as though speaker boehner and president obama were getting towards a formula of spending cuts and entitlement reform in exchange for tax increases in terms of rates going up on some level of higher income earners, and there's evidence that the president was willing to move from his $250,000 position to somewhere up around $400,000. of course the speaker was always looking to cap it at a million. but clearly they didn't feel they were getting somewhere, which is why the speaker was then running his plan b, which ultimately failed. look, i think that there is a deal that could get enough republican votes in a majority of republican votes in the house to raise income tax rates on higher earners. but in order to get republicans to take that risk and politically for them it is a huge risk, especially for house members, you need to see enough locked in, guaranteed spending cuts and entitlement reform to make it worth their while and to make it worth their risk if you look at this from their point of view. and if and until they see that, you're not going to
a deal by december 31st would trigger tax hikes and spending hikes . and they say they are willing to continue to work toward a deal . the question is can they get it done in a time. here's steve in washington. will president obama focus on the fiscal cliff? do we know? >> probably not: there will not be done to much -- and president arrived in honolulu. within to his rented vacation home. he left washington last night after scaling back . it is still possible . he's focusing now on a middle class tax hike and extended unemployment benefits. and this congress laws can only pass for democrats and republicans and that means no one gets 100 percent of what they want. everybody has to give a little bit in a sensible way. we move forward together or we don't move forward at all . >> they are planing to stay in honoluluand planning to return right after christmas. harris. >> what is next for republicans . at this point speaker boehner is saying it is up to the president and democraticically senate . wouldn't have survived in the senate. it leaves the speaker in a difficult position espec
work every last day of the term. we're going to spend new year's eve here i believe. >> thanks for the cheery note. thank you. good to see you. president obama is calling on the holiday spirit to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> everybody can cool off. everybody can drink some eggnog, have some christmas cookies, sing some christmas carols. >> but it may take more than divine inspiration. [ woman ] dear cat, your hair mixes with pollen and dust. i get congested. but now, with zyrtec-d®, i have the proven allergy relief of zyrtec®, plus a powerful decongestant. zyrtec-d® lets me breath freer, so i can love the air. [ male announcer ] zyrtec-d®. behind the pharmacy counter. no prescription needed. >>> six weeks after his unanimous re-election as speaker, john boehner faced a mini mutiny in his own congress. they said they would oppose his backup plan to keep tax cuts in place. anyone making more would see a tax hike. the speaker saw the setback as a se mantic problem. >> listen, there was a perception created that that vote last night was going to increase taxes. now, i disagree wi
between the two sides centers around a balanced approach the budget. republicans say president obama wants too much revenue. that's taxes in normal speak and not enough cuts. >> at some point we're going to have to address the spending problem that we have. we can't cut our way to prosperity. we need economic growth. many believe the fundamental reform of our tax code will help us get our economy moving faster and put more americans back to work. and more americans on the tax rolls. how we get there, god only knows. >> president obama doesn't see it that way. >> at some point there's got to be i think a recognition on the part of my republican friends, that you know, take the deal. you know, they will be able to claim that they have worked with me over the last two years. to reduce the deficit more than any other deficit reduction package. >> mohammed aladarin is the ceo of pimco and mark zandy is a chief moist at moody's analytics and joining me in studio is christine romans. the gdp for the u.s. grew at 3.1% over the summer. that's more than double the rate of the previous quarter. you c
a prayer for all our troops, especially those in afghanistan, who are spending this holiday season overseas, risking their lives to defend the freedoms that we hold so dear. >> this is the first family's fifth christmas in hawaii since mr. obama was elected president. hawaii's not a bad place to be right about now, especially when you consider how cold it is out here, gwen! >> today's not going to be all bad, wisdom. >> oh, really? >> no, it's not, trust me. yesterday, we had really gusty winds, creating very significant wind chills. let's take a look at some of those numbers. yesterday's wind gusts at national were at 43. 44 at baltimore. look, 51 at dulles, unbelievable. it did make it feel a lot colder than it actually was. 45 degrees, yesterday's high at dc, right where we should be. 42 at both dulles and bwi thurgood marshall. right now, looking at the numbers, it is chilly. 29 at dc, 21 at dulles, 28 at baltimore. how do i dwheand to wisdom? plenty of sunshine today, ridge of high pressure building in, clear skies to look forward to. it's not going to be all bad at all. high today wil
cut tax on elderly workers and cut government spending by more than the last two presidents combined. just the opposite of president barack obama. >> why isn't president obama following that model? that model clearly had good results. why not do those things to capital gains taxes, et cetera? >> you've gone beyond my pay grade. every time you have the tax rate reductions, especially in the highest income groups, you have expansion like under kennedy, aig, bill clinton, hardy and coolidge. when you raise tax on the rich, you don't get your money and you cause recession or decline. it's common sense. you've never heard of anyone taxing an economy into prosperity. >> i go to you for the expertise but you make a compelling case. art laffer, former advisor -- >> by the way, alisyn. i saw the "fox & friends" team, sunday before christmas, drinking on the job. >> we were sniffing. >> okay. is that what you -- sniffing on the job. >> not drinking. >> thank you very much. >>> up next, a performance from country star billy dean. >>> ♪ you're listening to grammy winning country star billy dea
. their goal is to make president obama a failure, the matter what it does to this country, thank you. host: would wrestle them up. lots of different points of view. joshua gordon. caller:guest: the main issue isn you look at how spending programs are growing more quickly than the economy. we need to look at how we are going to pay for that. if we are not going to pay for it, with a major reform. this fiscal cliff thing is a short-term issue. we are trying to recover from this financial crisis. the economy is slowly doing better but still has not come back to pre-crisis levels. do we want a fiscal policy that can do two things? repel the recovery forward and deal with the long-term budget situation? everyone agrees that is the preferable way to do it. over the short term, uses -- postponed any fiscal cliff austerity solots of different ps that recovery can take hold, and over the long term, but to balance the revenue and spending of the federal budget. if we were able to do both things -- and if we had a rational policy making gains in congress, that is what we would do -- then we would en
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